• RYA Powerboat training on Lake Garda
  • Alex and Ermis
  • RYA Powerboat training with Lucy
  • Instructor onboard
  • RYA Powerboat training
  • RYA Powerboat training

Powerboating on Lake Garda
RYA Powerboat courses

Learn to drive a RIB with our RYA powerboat courses.Our RYA Level 2 powerboat course is run over 2 full days with most of the theory managed on board.
No prior experience is necessary. The course suits those new to boating and those who have been boating for years.

There are a maximum of 3 students to 1 Instructor. We teach with the instructor on-board but with students managing all the manoeuvres and exercises.

Our powerboat courses
6 hour ESS First Steps course€180,00
1 day RYA Powerboat Level 1€220,00
2 day RYA Powerboat Level 2€360,00

Learn to handle a powerboat
RYA Powerboat courses

We have an Excel Virago 470 for up to three students and an instructor. 

Most people take Level 2 and bypass Level 1 as the two courses contain similar exercises but a Level 2 candidate is expected to demonstrate knowledge and skills to a higher level.

RYA Powerboat course

Planning and communicating

RYA Powerboat training

Demonstrating control


Prices for a 2-day course start at €360 euros per person and include use of all equipment, a personal logbook and a course handbook and your certificate.

For more detail, see below

RYA Powerboat courses
For all levels

RYA Powerboat Level 2

Whilst at first glance the syllabus appears very similar to the Powerboat Level One course the extra time available makes a real difference to the depth in which subjects are covered and therefore the amount a student can learn.


We can usually accept a child over 12 to attend a course with their parent/guardian on our powerboat – please call or email to confirm.

Candidates over 16 but under 18 can attend a normal course but we must have their parent/guardian’s written permission – please call or email to discuss.

RYA Powerboat training


RYA recognized 
Powerboat training centre

At our sailing centre, you will find a perfect location for your powerboat course with many other family activities such as sailing, windsurfing, and SUP; making us the family-friendly choice for your watersports day or holiday.

Powerboat for RYA courses

Our XL Virago 470


We are an inland centre but will explain and discuss navigation, tide and currents. The RYA no longer distinguishes between inland and coastal certificates. Students wanting to earn an ICC will still have to complete (independently) an CEVNI theory test.